Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 07:58:25 -0700, Larry Hastings firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
[snip] If external Python extension modules are as well-behaved as the shipping Python source tree, there simply wouldn't be a problem. Python source is delightfully consistent about using the macro PyString_AS_STRING() to get at the creamy char *center of a PyStringObject *. When code religiously uses that macro (or calls PyString_AsString() directly), all it needs is a recompile with the current stringobject.h and it will Just Work.
I genuinely don't know how many external Python extension modules are well- behaved in this regard. But in case it helps: I just checked PIL, NumPy, PyWin32, and SWIG, and all of them were well-behaved.
Possible more enlightening (we *know* string objects play with this field!):